A CLASSIC ALBUM FROM THE DARKEST VAULT GREENWORLD 1985
Decades before issues of ‘toxic masculinity’ were curdling the internet, Pete Steele was setting out to trample over liberal sensibilities with his New York City power trio of postapocalypse cavemen. Carnivore’s 1985 debut was a fearsomely sexualised take on thrash, hardcore, crust and doom – sounds that were just taking off in this frantic year, when every kind of extreme metal was suddenly spurting at once out of the same hole. Belched out of the year’s arse-end, Carnivore represented a seminal coming together of incipient extremities with a colossal force of personality; Pete’s slavering delivery on the likes of Male
Supremacy, Armageddon and God Is Dead takes the breath away to this day.